Marriage Games by CD ReissSeries: Games # 1 Release Date: October 25th Genre: Contemporary Romance
"Marriage Games is one of the most powerful novels I have ever read. CD Reiss gets into the soul of her hero and heroine and never lets go. A strong, clear picture of the psychological and emotional challenges of a D/s relationship, especially in a marriage. Why it works and why it might not. Can’t wait for the next one." ―Desiree Holt, USA Today bestselling author
This book just blew me away.
The first thing, the thing that I really took away from this is that CD Reiss is a freaking amazing writer. She can tell a story. It is as well constructed as anything written by any of the authors of classic literature. The story arc and the progression of the story is seamless. There are no extra parts, there is nothing missing (ok, well the 2nd part was missing, LOL). And, the writing, the way it is drawn together, the way the story is told. Wow. Just Wow.
For me, while this is about a marriage in the BDSM world, it is so much more than that. It is about marriage. It is about the damage not bringing your whole self can cause. It is about fear of being true to yourself, about being honest and how not being honest means you are holding back a part of yourself.
And, the writing. Seriously, the writing. I know I keep mentioning it, but it will blow you away. In order to tell this story, you have to tell it well. And, wow. CD Reiss does this and more. I am a fan of her work, and as far as I know, I have read everything she has written. This is the best yet. And, that is saying something as one of the things I love about this author is the strength of the writing. In this, it will blow you away.
The cliffhanger broke my heart. There is something so compelling about Adam. You are drawn to him, to what he wants, to how he feels. And, the cliffhanger will tear you up...his decision, and the reasons for the decision...your heart will break right along with his.
I recommend this book. It deserves way more than 5 stars.
Synopsis:THIRTY DAYS That’s all Adam Steinbeck demands of his wife. Thirty days in a remote cottage, doing everything he demands. After that, he’ll sign her divorce papers and give her complete ownership of their company. THIRTY DAYS That’s how long he has to rediscover the man he once was. The Dominant Master he hid when he fell in love with her five years ago. THIRTY DAYS She wants the business they built badly enough to go to the cottage for a month. Cut off ties to the world and do his bidding. She can submit to him with her body, but her heart will never yield. She thinks this is his pathetic attempt to repair their marriage. She’s wrong.
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